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Five fires in Herefordshire and Worcestershire spark safety advice
FIREFIGHTERS tackled five blazes this weekend, all involving real fires or woodburning stoves.
On Sunday morning (February 17), two crews from Malvern were called to a woodburning stove fire in Blackmore Park Road, Malvern. Later on Sunday night, a crew from Kidderminster extinguished a chimney fire at a house in Areley Court in Stourport-on-Severn.
Over the weekend three other fires were put out in St Weonards and How Caple in Herefordshire and in Caunsall, Kidderminster.
Alan Haley, station commander from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service community safety department said the incidents highlighted the importance of cleaning chimney’s regularly and before fires are lit.
Advice and a list of approved chimney sweeps is available at hwfire.org.uk.